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COMPTEL: AT&T Wholesale Announces Lower Bandwidth Speeds With OPT-E-MAN Service

AT&T Wholesale (Booth 500) announced at COMPTEL PLUS it now offers lower bandwidth speeds with its expandable OPT-E-MAN product offering in its 13-state ILEC territory (former SBC Communications territory). Customers now may choose mid-band Ethernet selections of 2mbps, 4mbps and 8mbps in addition to the 5mbps, 10mbps and 20mbps originally offered. This product enhancement makes […]

XO Offers 10 Gigs in 10 Days, Another Challenge to Level 3s Woes

As Level 3 Communications Inc. continues to struggle with provisioning issues, XO Communications has increased its network capacity to 800gbps and once again expanded its guarantees for wholesale customers. New today from XO is a promise that the company will provision 2.5gbps or 10gbps transport services within 10 business days or XO will provide a […]

Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. We […]

360networks Selects Infinera for Regional Network

360networks selected Infinera Corp. for its regional network in the western United States. Infinera will bring the speed and flexibility of its digital optical networks to support 360networks business and service offerings. Infineras digital optical networks architecture will enable 360networks to offer services cost effectively in many markets throughout the region, including Tier 1 through […]

Is Ethernet the Holy Grail of Transport?

The network of the future is under construction as we speak. It is a project that has no clear beginning and likely no end. However, there are some clear goals for this network. First and foremost is to support highbandwidth, any-to-any services like video, gaming, telecommuting, e-commerce, mobility, etc. As grand as the vision might […]

Matisse Raises $45 Million to Expand Sales, Marketing of Its EtherBurst Optical Switch

Matisse Networks (Booth 626) closed a $45 million Series C financing round to expand the sales, marketing and development of the EtherBurst optical switch. Merrill Lynch PCG invested $35 million in the round, which included Menlo Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Walden International and Woodside Fund. Matisse Networks now has raised total financing of $80 million. “We […]

Panel Discusses How to Squeeze More Bandwidth from Optical Pipes

Under pressure to deliver greater bandwidth to customers, service providers are trying to figure out how to get more from their existing bandwidth. Their high-capacity optical transport networks already are experiencing strain under the escalating request for services at higher rates up to 10 gigabit. To help meet this demand, service providers are looking to […]

John Chambers

THEN: John Chambers was working for Wang Laboratories and was in the midst of a job transition from vice president of the central region U.S. operations to senior vice president, Americas/Asia Pacific operations. He would stay with Wang for two more years, returning his focus to U.S. operations. NOW: Today he is one of the […]

Regulatory Rearview Mirror: 2006

Jan. 3 Deborah Taylor Tate is sworn in as the FCCs third commissioner. A Republican, Tate gives Chairman Kevin J. Martin an even hand in voting against the two Democrats. January-February-March The Senate Commerce Committee holds hearings on various aspects that would help shape new communications law. Some of the most controversial issues: net neutrality, […]

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